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Transient students

  • Incoming transient students are those who attend another institution but enroll at St. Petersburg College temporarily. Transient students can get ahead by taking classes at SPC for a much lower tuition rate.

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    In order to register for classes as a transient student, SPC requires approval from your home institution. Plan ahead so that SPC receives your approved form in time for registration. View class offerings today. View our academic calendar for transient student registration dates.

    NOTE: F-1 international students must first submit the F-1 transient student application.

    NEW! Please see the deadline dates for enrolling in online courses:

    Registration Deadlines for Online Courses FALL TERM 2015 SPRING TERM 2016 SUMMER TERM 2016
           
    Regular 16 weeks  8/16/2015 1/10/2016 5/15/2016
    Express  9/13/2015 2/7/2016 6/12/2016
    1st 8 week Mod  8/16/2015 1/10/2016 5/15/2016
    2nd 8 week Mod  10/11/2015 3/13/2016 5/29/2016

    Step by Step Instructions

    Florida Public   Other schools  

    If your home institution has chosen to participate as a FloridaShines institution, you can complete the process online. Follow the steps below to get started:

    1. Submit your transient form request online through FloridaShines. (Admission or readmission to SPC is included in this process.)
    2. After your home institution approves your transient form, it will be redirected to SPC. (Students whose initial application to SPC is submitted through FloridaShines will be eligible for a waiver of the $40 application fee. Students who apply to SPC first, and then apply to be a transient student through ForidaShines are not eligible for waiver of the $40 application fee.)
    3. SPC will send you detailed instructions for registering for your approved classes. See registration options below.
    4. If you have any questions concerning your FloridaShines transient student application, contact transientquestions@spcollege.edu.
     

    If your home institution is a Florida private college/university, or a college outside the state, follow the steps below to get started:

    1. If you've never attended St. Petersburg College, apply to SPC as a (non-degree seeking) transient student and pay the $40 application fee.  If you have previously attended SPC, but have not enrolled in six or more terms, Login to MySPC and apply for readmission; you do not need to pay the $40 application fee again.
    2. Request a transient student form/letter be sent to SPC from your home institution. The form/letter must include:
      - the specific SPC courses you want to take
      - the specific term of attendance
      - confirmation that you are degree-seeking and in good academic standing
      - confirmation that you have met all the prerequisites for the requested course(s)
      - the signature of your institution's registrar
      Your transient approval form/letter can be faxed to 727-341-3231 or mailed to SPC, P.O. Box 33089, St. Petersburg, FL 33733. 
    3. SPC will send you detailed instructions for registering for your approved classes. See registration options below.
    4. If you have any questions concerning your transient student application, contact transientquestions@spcollege.edu.
     

    Registration options

    Review the information provided on your approved transient form to determine which option you will need to follow to register:

     

    View Transient Student Financial Aid policies.

  • If you are a degree-seeking SPC student who wishes to take one or more classes at another college or university, please follow these instructions:

    ImportantTo receive permission to take courses at another institution, you must:
    • have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA at SPC
    • have degree-seeking status at SPC
    • meet the SPC pre-requisite(s) for the requested course(s)
    • not have any registration or financial holds that would prevent enrollment at SPC
    • not have previously completed the requested course with a grade of “C” or better
    • not be on a third attempt or more for the requested course
    • not exceed the maximum allowed credit hours for term of attendance
    • not be currently enrolled in the requested course(s) at SPC
     

    NOTE: If you are a current F-1 international student at SPC, request a letter from International Student Services indicating that you are (1) in-status with your F1 visa and (2) in good academic standing at SPC.

     Step by Step Instructions

    Florida Public   Other schools  

    If your chosen host institution is a FloridaShines institution, you can complete the process online. Follow the steps below to get started:

    1. Submit your transient form request online through FloridaShines.
    2. Please allow three business days for SPC staff to process your request within FloridaShines. You will be able to track the progress of your request on FloridaShines.org and know when it reaches the host institution.
    3. If you have any questions concerning your FloridaShine transient student application, contact transientquestions@spcollege.edu.
     

    If your chosen host institution is a Florida private college/university, or a college outside the state, follow the steps below to get started:

    1. Request a hard copy transient approval form from SPC. There are 2 ways to request and receive your approval form.

    a. Forms may be completed and approved by a Student Support Manager at the any of the following campuses:

    • Tarpon Springs
    • Clearwater
    • Gibbs
    • Seminole
    • Downtown

    b. Email your transient student request to: transientquestions@spcollege.edu. Email must contain:

    • SPC Student ID
    • Name of the host institution
    • Term of attendance
    • Course(s)

    Please allow three business days for SPC staff to process your request. Once processed, you will receive your transient approval form in your SPC student email.

    Together with your transient student request, provide a copy of the course description(s) from the course catalog at the institution where you plan to enroll as a transient student so that the information may be reviewed to determine whether it meets your degree completion requirements at SPC.

    2. After you complete the classes at the host institution, please request that an updated transcript from that institution be sent to SPC so that we may post the class to your SPC record. Use the transcript request form to have your transcript sent to SPC.

    3. If you have any questions concerning your FloridaShines transient student application, contact transientquestions@spcollege.edu.

    View Outgoing Transient Student Financial Aid policies